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Catholic cemeteries in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

The following cemeteries have been designated as sacred places by a Catholic bishop’s blessing. If a Catholic is instead buried in a nonCatholic cemetery, the priest who leads the burial […]

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Prayers for the dead help the living, too, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praying for the dead and asking God to welcome them into his presence forever helps Christians remember what life and death are really about, Pope Francis […]

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Frequently asked questions about Catholic Christian funerals in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

May Catholics be cremated? Yes, as long as Catholic beliefs in the resurrection of the body are respected. Cremation should take place after the funeral liturgy. May we celebrate a […]

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Diocesan funeral home a rare blessing

For more than a hundred years, the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has maintained a Catholic, diocesan-operated cemetery; but until a few years ago, there has not been a funeral […]

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The importance of the Catholic funeral Mass

By Karen Clifford Death is a subject most people don’t usually wish to talk about. But communicating final wishes to loved ones is vital. Msgr. Michael Heintz, vicar general Father […]

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Liturgical norms for the celebration of funeral rites

Promulgated by Bishop John D’Arcy in June 2001 and reprinted November 2005. Unless otherwise noted, material in quotation marks is from the Order of Christian Funerals. FORT WAYNE — Death […]

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Rest in Peace: October 24, 2021

Auburn Dolores Shoudel, 87, Immaculate Conception Fort Wayne William A. Close, 74  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Russell Miller, 70, St. Vincent de Paul Anthony Rottinger, 79, St. Charles Borromeo Donald […]

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Trust in the Lord, who hears and answers our prayers

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 10:46-52 The Book of Jeremiah provides this weekend’s first reading. A few facts about Jeremiah are known from the book itself. He was from […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, October 24: 10:30 a.m. — Confirmation Mass, St. Anthony de Padua Church, South Bend Monday, October 25: 5:30 p.m. — Meeting of Board of Directors of Catholic Cemeteries, Divine Mercy Funeral […]

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Visitors at Michelangelo exhibit see Sistine Chapel up close

By Joanne Fox OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) — George Mulcrone of Chicago came to Omaha to visit relatives. “I wasn’t expecting to see the Sistine Chapel,” the parishioner of the Windy […]

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton teachers voted best in middle school 

By Theresa Carroll When students arrive in Deb Brough’s classroom, they are greeted with a smile from a teacher who knows how to deliver content so students understand. Brough invites […]

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Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley

The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley offers youth, family and programming in the Jewish faith and works to increase understanding with other faiths and within the community. Following a […]